A THOUSAND YEARS OF ROYALTY

A THOUSAND YEARS OF ROYALTY

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A THOUSAND YEARS OF ROYALTY
  • Victoria's Letters: Constraint

    From state affairs to family gossip, Queen Victoria poured her emotions into her diaries with such honesty that those close to her were afraid lest her more alarming opinions escape and prove catastrophic for the young Queen. Indeed, after her death many of her diaries were burned by her own daug...

  • Victoria's Letters: Liberation

    Although deeply in love with her husband, Victoria often felt constrained by Prince Albert. In an era when it was unusual for a gentleman to default to his wife, it was felt he used her pregnancies as a way to gain power. After his death Victoria was bereft but, as her diaries show, also became f...

  • A Tale Of Two Sisters: Elizabeth I And Mary

    Mary was the short-lived, little-favoured Catholic, Elizabeth the long-reigning, all-admired Protestant. Or so history has told us. But these two daughters of Henry VIII had more in common than meets the eye.

  • The Kings and Queens of England: The Modern Monarchy

    Beginning with the first-photographed and second-longest ruling Monarch in British History, the mighty Victoria, we discover how this once sheltered and virtually penniless girl came to rule an Empire spanning half the globe. The founder of modern Monarchy in Great Britain and across the world, V...

  • Life in Victorian Times

    The Victorian era was one of the most remarkable in British history, seeing huge advances in medicine and education alongside the birth of the Empire. It was also a time when harsh working conditions and desperate poverty blighted the lives of the majority of the people in the country. It is inte...

  • Life in Anglo-Saxon Times

    Filmed at Houlgate Village near York, 'Life in Anglo Saxon Times' provides an introduction to known aspects of life during the Dark Ages. Simply presented, but with authority, this film features authentic, atmospheric reconstructions of everyday life, expert commentary and covers laws and religio...

  • George III: The Genius of the Mad King

    He was the last King of America and the first of Australia, a champion of science art and music whose reign ushered in the industrial revolution and whose political battles helped shape the monarchy today.
    And yet George III will forever be remembered as The King Who Went Mad.

  • The Kings and Queens of England: The Normans

    Meet the Normans: famous for fighting at Hastings in 1066, being shot in the New Forest, eating far too many lampreys and having far too many affairs. Not to mention starving in Oxford Castle, murdering Thomas Becket, fighting The Crusades, signing The Magna Carta and losing their jewels in the W...

  • The Kings and Queens of England: The Middle Ages

    Henry III was given a polar bear by the King of Norway in 1252. He kept it in the Tower of London and took it to the river Thames each morning to swim and catch fish. That's just one of the eye-catching true tales in this medieval miscellany. This is the real story of the Medieval Kings. The rest...